August 4
Thrift-minded and cost-conscious
shoppers from all over Suffolk County are
expected to keep Patchogue’s merchants on
the run this weekend when the Merchants
Division of the Patchogue Chamber of
Commerce holds its annual sale event,
“Patchogue Days.” According to Abe Siegel,
of Blum’s and William O. Grimmer, of W.
T. Grant store, merchants have prepared
themselves for the annual sale event by
marking down price tags on a variety of
merchandise. Patchogue Days goes back
many years, and the two-day event has been
a mecca for local residents and summer
residents as well.
The Daughters of Israel, Jacob Aid Society,
held a board meeting recently at the home
of Mrs. Harry Sweet on Thorne Street to
discuss the installation of officers for Sept.
7. Members present at this special meeting
were Mesdames Harold Schackman, Nathan
Tobin, Joseph Mendelson, Leo Engel, Irving
Seloff, Jack Koshar, Herbert Chaskin and the
hostess, Mrs. Sweet. An entertaining evening
was planned for the installation.
The proud grower of a 14-pound, 14
½ -inch long zucchini squash is Anthony
Sanzone of Cedar Grove Court, Patchogue.
Mr. Sanzone, who for the past several years
has been growing record-size green squash,
says he feels he’s reached the limit with that
variety and is now trying his hand at zucchini
squash. When he’s not hoeing and weeding
in the garden next to his home, Mr. Sanzone
is barbering at John Mayer’s Barbershop, 46
South Ocean Avenue, Patchogue.
Ninety dollars was stolen either Saturday
or Sunday from the Patchogue Beer & Soda
Distributors on Montauk Highway, East
Patchogue. Police said a side door was
forced to gain entry. Michael Marziliano,
manager of the firm, reported the theft to
police. He said the amount of beverages
stolen has not been determined.
The seven-day ban on swimming in
Canaan Lake, North Patchogue, was lifted
Saturday by Brookhaven Town Supervisor
August Stout Jr., who had closed the lake
to swimmers a week earlier because of
suspected pollution.
Russell Stewart returned Saturday from
a six-week Naval Reserve Officers Training
Corps cruise. The cruise was along the
Atlantic seaboard, from Norfolk, Va. to
St. John’s, New Brunswick, and included
NATO maneuvers. Mr. Stewart, son of Mrs.
Axel Petersen of Woodland Park Road,
is a graduate of Bellport High School and
Columbia University.
Approximately 18 members of the Bellport
Men’s Fellowship went on an all-day fishing
trip in the Sound off Orient Point Sunday.
The men had a very successful trip, catching
over 100 flukes. Harvey Richardson Jr. and
Edward Bishop were co-chairmen of the
trip.

August 11

Suffolk County Police detectives said
10 radios, 37 wrist watches and 11 rifles
were stolen from the Floyd Bennett store,
North Patchogue on Friday. They said
$230 was taken from seven cash registers,
which were forced open by crowbars
lifted from the hardware department of
the discount store on Sunrise Highway at
Medford Avenue. Detectives surmised that
“at least” three persons hid in the loft area
above the main floor until the store closed,
forced their way through the locked doors
and met a waiting accomplice in a car
outside the large structure. Three pillow
cases were also taken, apparently to carry
out the objects, detectives said. Patrolman
Rupert Behan discovered the burglary
when he investigated ringing burglar
alarms at the building.
Frederick Reaver has been appointed
principal of Patchogue Junior High School
to succeed the late F. Alton Crippen,
effective immediately. Mr. Crippen, who
had been principal for eight years, died
Friday. Mr. Reaver has been assistant
principal of Patchogue Junior High School
for four years.
George W. Breuker of Rose Avenue
has received word that his entry in a recent
H. J. Heinz ketchup consumer contest has
been judged a third place winner. He has
been informed that he will receive a gas
range for his 25-word completion of the
sentence: “ ‘Red Magic’ describes Heinz
ketchup because . . . .”
The savings accounts of two Bellport
boys are $2.50 larger today as a result of
their honesty. Michael and Paul Kalinowski,
ages 14 and 11, of North Howells Point
Road, found a wallet Sunday in the roadway
in front of the Bellport post office. They
turned it over to Patrolman Stanley Dixon,
who reported that it contained $81 in cash,
and assorted papers. The police officer
returned the wallet to its owner, Joseph
Hale, of Association Road. Mr. Hale gave
each of the boys $2.50 and expressed his
appreciation for their honest behavior.
Mrs. Catherine Brown of North
Brewster Lane, Bellport was awarded a
17-foot Laurel Fiberglass boat, complete
with 40 horsepower Evinrude outboard
motor and winch trailer, July 30 at the
completion of the first annual bazaar of
the Mary Immaculate Parish.
Now playing at the Patchogue
Theatre: Fanny, starring Leslie Caron,
Maurice Chevalier, Charles Boyer and
Horst Buchholz; At the Rialto Theatre:
Tammy Tell Me True, starring Sandra Dee
and John Gavin; At the Coram Drive-In
Theatre: Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea,
starring Walter Pidgeon and Joan Fontaine;
At the Shirley Drive-In Theatre: Guns of
Navarone, starring Gregory Peck, David
Niven, Anthony Quinn and Irene Papas; At
the Sayville Theatre, Saluting the Civil War
Centennial: Gone with the Wind, starring
Clark Gable, Vivian Leigh, Leslie Howard
and Olivia DeHavilland; At the Gateway
Playhouse: The Pleasure of his Company.
Fresh crab meat — 79c lb.; soft shell
crabs — 25c each; seafood dinners to go,
complete with cole slaw, French fries,
tartar sauce — 75c and up. South Bay Fish
Market, South Ocean Avenue, Patchogue.

August 18
A new Dr. Scholl’s Foot Comfort Shop
was opened August 1 at 5-11 East Main
Street, Patchogue by Frank Healey, owner
and operator. The new shop is offering a
complete foot comfort service, including
Pedo-graphing, a process which transfers
prints of feet onto special charts designed
to reveal any arch weakness as well as a
complete line of foot remedies, appliances,
arch supports and Dr. Scholl’s scientifically
fitted shoes for men and women. In addition,
special fitting rooms will be provided to
allow individual attention and privacy for
patrons.
Hugh Perkins is now the new owner of
McCarthy’s Luncheonette at 296 East Main
Street, Patchogue. Mr. Perkins has been
associated with the store for the past six
years and is no stranger to the Patchogue
area. Edward McCarthy, the previous owner,
is now residing in Florida, after having been
a resident of Patchogue for the past 16
years. Mr. Perkins invites everyone to drop
in and say “hello.”
Fifth Precinct police said safe crackers
were foiled in their attempt Tuesday to break
into two safes at the Swezey Fuel Company,
Patchogue. Police said the yeggs had
removed the pins on the hinges of two safes
in the office and had tried unsuccessfully
to pry one safe open. Also, they attempted
in vain to pry open a locked filing cabinet,
police said. Nat Swezey, president of the
company, reported the burglary to police.
Harold Halsted of Bellport skippered
his yacht, “Chuckle,” to victory Tuesday in
the opening race of the North American Star
Class Sailing Championship off Toronto.
Mr. Halsted represents the Bellport Yacht
Club. He outsailed a colorful 40-boat fleet
including many former world, Olympic and
North American champions.
The death of the Rev. Newell D.
Lindner, which occurred Aug. 8, saddened
many residents of the area who knew him
as a priest of the Episcopal churches in
Bellport and Brookhaven. He was married
to a Bellport girl, Edith Garrard Wilson. At
the time of his death, he was chaplain with
the Bureau of Navy Personnel, stationed in
Washington, D.C.
On Monday afternoon, Cathy Collins
celebrated her fourth birthday with a group
of her friends. Those present at her party
were Susan Gorman, Norman and Bobby
Kurass, Joanne Maggio, Robert Mahoney,
and Cathy’s grandmothers. Cathy is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Collins of
Bellhaven Road.
On Aug. 8 Daria Robbiano, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. James Robbiano of Brookhaven,
gave a party for 35 of her friends at her
father’s restaurant, “The Better ‘Ole.”
At the parade held on Firemen’s Night
at the annual bazaar of the Blue Point Fire
Department last Thursday night, the following
prizes were awarded: Best Band, Patchogue
Fire Department; Best Drum and Bugle
Corps, Middle Island Fire Department; Best
Appearing Men, Patchogue Fire Department;
Second Best Appearing Men, Sayville
Fire Department; Best Appearing Ladies,
North Patchogue Ladies Auxiliary; Second
Best Appearing Ladies, Centereach Ladies
Auxiliary. The parade judges were Arthur
Miller, Hy Smith and Mrs. Charles Scanlan.

 

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